Anniversary Getaway

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

RJ and I just got home from four incredible days away together. 
My parents truly bless us by offering to watch the kids and give us alone time every year. 
I hope I'm able to do the same for my sons and their wives someday - I really do feel as though it's so important. RJ and I love adventuring with our children but I'll be totally honest - I love adventuring with him most of all. And I think it's supposed to be that way. God. Husband. Then children. 
But that's a post for another day. 

Since we really just got back from Montana a month ago we didn't have much time or energy to put into planning an elaborate anniversary celebration. Instead we focused on what we really like to do together - eat, play, camp, etc. And I really wanted a getaway that encompassed something we probably wouldn't do with the kids (i.e. stay in a fancy hotel and do nothing but bask in the sun). 

So, we headed to North San Diego county. We stayed in a funky hotel one night, camped the next, and indulged in a gorgeous boutique hotel our last night. 

We got it all in: we surfed (a ton!), took naps, shopped in LA on the way, ate delicious food, ate dinner past 8pm, talked and talked, shared out hearts, planned and prayed, drank cocktails by the pool, sunbathed, played frisbee, swam in the ocean, ran on the beach, and more. 

RJ and I chatted about how easy it is for us to get alone perfectly without the stresses of everyday life. We not only love each other but we really enjoy each other. I like being with him. He's my favorite person in the entire world to share an afternoon alongside. It just gets hard when you add in financial burdens, worries, anxieties, kids, chaos, business, schedules, friendships, etc. - you know, that stuff called LIFE. Obviously those things are never going away - nor would I want them too - (okay, maybe anxiety and financial burdens can go) and we have learned/and are very much still learning how to navigate our marriage through those things. However, it is such a blessing to have an opportunity to set-away from all that stuff, even for just a few days, and just relish in one another. I know it's an opportunity not everyone gets so I really am so very, very thankful.

Love you Mom and Dad! :)

getting artsy in LA

coffee shops and cowboys


more yum

pretzel moves post surf

check-in into luxury

pools with ocean views

that's my guy!

tough guy in cashmere...hmmm?

1 comment:

Jessica G. said...

You two are so cute! Happy anniversary! It sounds like you had a nice and relaxing time.

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